Library Systems & Interoperability: Breaking Down Silos


About the Webinar


In today's information environment, libraries work with a slew of systems to help manage, develop, distribute, and track their resources. As libraries' needs become more detailed and in-depth, and as the systems become more specific and powerful, we also are seeing a demand from users for faster, easier access to library resources, while also wanting to integrate and manipulate these resources in various research tools. 

Key to all this is interoperability. It is essential that libraries' various systems work together effectively and smoothly in order to provide the best business model for libraries and the best services for library users. Key to helping promote interoperability between systems is the development of standards and best practices that allow different tools to rely on common terms so that information about library resources can be shared between systems. 

This webinar will provide a glimpse into some new work that is based on the need for interoperability.

Event Sessions



Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, will begin the webinar with a discussion of the particular need for interoperability in libraries today.

CORE: Exchanging Cost Information Between Library Systems


Ed Riding

Catalog Program Manager
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church History Library

Learn more about how NISO's CORE (Cost of Resource Exchange) project provides a solution to sharing cost information between library systems. 

Moving Library Management Services to Web-scale


In April, OCLC announced a strategy to create the first Web-scale, cooperative library management service, extending WorldCat Local to include delivery and circulation, print and electronic acquisitions, and license management. This highly scalable service will allow libraries to preserve the core functionality they require to manage their collections while also creating a platform on which they can better manage and evolve library workflows. Moreover, the service-oriented architecture will allow libraries to interoperate more easily with other local business process systems.  Andrew Pace will give a summary of the effort, highlighting key milestones for the project and the opportunities for positive change in libraries.

DLF's ILS Discovery Interfaces Project


In 2007-2008, the Digital Library Federation (DLF) convened a Task Group to recommend standard interfaces for integrating the data and services of the Integrated Library System (ILS) with new applications supporting user discovery, and to create a technical proposal for how such integration should be accomplished. The Task Group's official recommendation (revision 1.1) was released in December 2008. 

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm EST on June 10, 2009.
  • Cancellations made by June 3, 2009 will receive a full refund. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior the event.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event.